14/12/2020

Software

Improving portraits by adding light after a picture was taken

Recently, Google introduced Portrait Light, a feature on its Pixel phones that can be used to enhance portraits by adding an external light source not present at the time the photo was taken. In a new blog post, Google explains ...

Energy & Green Tech

Benefits of renewable energy vary from place to place

A new study from North Carolina State University finds that the environmental benefits of renewable power generation vary significantly, depending on the nature of the conventional power generation that the renewable energy ...

Security

Warning over 'blind adoption' of AI and rights impact

People need stronger protection from the effects of artificial intelligence, the EU's rights agency argued in a report Monday, as one expert warned against the "blind adoption" of such technology.

Security

Major Norway cruise line Hurtigruten hit by cyberattack

A Norwegian cruise company said Monday its systems have been hit by what it called "a comprehensive" ransomware virus data attack but stressed that it was not expected to have major financial consequences.

Internet

Massive outage hits Google services worldwide

A massive blackout on Monday temporarily disrupted popular Google services such as Gmail and YouTube, derailing the remote learning, work and entertainment that people have come to rely on during the pandemic.

Robotics

An open-source and low-cost robotic arm for online education

Researchers at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico have recently created a low-cost robotic arm that could enhance online robotics education, allowing teachers to remotely demonstrate theoretical concepts explained during ...

Energy & Green Tech

High-rate Li-ion batteries demonstrate superior safety

As the inevitable growth of transport electrification continues, the types of batteries that will be used in such vehicles, their charging parameters, infrastructure and timeframes are key considerations that will speed up ...

Business

EU unveils new rules to curb tech giants

The European Union on Tuesday unveiled tough draft rules targeting tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, whose power Brussels sees as a threat to competition and even democracy.

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